Sunday, October 14, 2007


And so the time is near that our daughter will leave a life she has known for 6 whole years and brave into a new. 15 days until we board a plane and head for Taiwan and 21 days until we meet this litle girl that has stolen our hearts from afar. 21 days until this child is not just a picture that we study and wonder. She is real we just know it! Our minds can not yet wrap the idea of "this real" little girl but once the time has ended and we can hear her voice, touch her, and begin from that day forward to heal, bond, love, and be the family we were meant to be...Ahh that is when it will be real. And that is what life is ALL about. Those moments that you are sure to remember no matter how old you get. The feelings that you are sure to feel every time you think of the second you saw your child for the first time no matter how or where, they came from. No matter when or why, but that second and the feeling you had. I can't wait for that moment, the one that I realize, feel and know " I really have a daughter and she is right in front of me".
I forgot to add that we recently found out that we will be meeting Laura T. for the first time during our trip as well as the other volunteers heading to Taiwan for the "picture the future" SLC project! We are so excited to finally meet her and in Taiwan of al places. The first time I ever spoke with her over 3 years ago she was in Taiwan and now we will meet a world away. Can you believe this trip. More importantly our arrangements have been made for our fosterfamily meeting. We will not get to spend the day with Ti prior to meeting her at Chung Yi. After many metings and long discussions the conclusion came a couple days ago. We will meet Ti's foster mom at Chung Yi. And a surprise... we may also meet her birthmother!

13 comments:

Tisra said...

With tears in my eyes, I am expectant and excited for your family- and so very happy for the miracle about to occur. She is real, and she is your DAUGHTER! What an adventure you are about to begin! This may be the "end" of the wait....but the JOURNEY begins! And what an amazing trip you will have in Taiwan, not only getting Ti, but taking Landon and re-visiting SLC. Amazing, and wonderful, and so COMPLETE. :-)

Andy & Rebecca said...

Nicole, this post was beautiful. We are so happy for you all and can't wait to see the "family at last!" pictures!! What an amazing feeling to be SO CLOSE to finally reaching out to your little girl and knowing the wait for her is over!!

Blessings,
Rebecca

Kaye said...

Nicole: It must feel wonderful and yet somewhat overwhelming to know exactly when you'll see her for the first time - in person!! I know I have thought about this myself, many times in the last year. May God bless you on your journey and keep all of you safe!

Sarah said...

Nicole, Wow. That's a lot to take in all in one day. Daugher. Foster Mother. And then the possibility of birthmother all in one day? Whew! What is the exact date of the big day so I can include it in my prayers?

shelley said...

I am so excited that this is all finally coming together. I can't wait to see the journey unfold and see the joy that we have felt in our hearts.

Sherry said...

Oh so exciting! I so hope the time passes quickly for you. (It never seems quick enough though does it??) Your post was beautiful... just like that family of yours:)

Shana said...

I am so happy for your family. You brought me to tears with your post. We wish you the best of luck with meeting Ti and her FM and possibly her BM. What an amazing journey you are about to embark on... and with Landon.
-Shana
P.S. Sorry we missed you last weekend at Malone's party. I REALLY wanted to catch up with you. Unfortunately we had to miss it.

Judy said...

still have chills from reading your post. we are so excited for you. can't wait to see you in Taipei.

Judy

Sarah said...

Just have to come back to your blog and say... I love this picture of Ti, but it makes me feel really happy and sad at the same time.

marina said...

Wow - it's so unbelievable! Congratulations on being so near to end of waiting to bring her home.

Anita said...

Congratulations Nicole and family! I'm so happy for you and looking forward to seeing pics of your trip and Ti with your family together finally.

Ann said...

Such great news. It's going to be amazing. I love this picture(is it Ti?) and it goes so well with this post. Now go bring her home!!

Nicole said...

Nicole,
I will be thinking of you-i've been following your journey-she is a beautiful girl and will find true love in your family!
All the best!
nicole